Recently I talked about Live Android 0.2 and how to make a live USB for that. I thought to make a separate post to explain how to create live USBs considering its usefulness. UNetbootin is an extremely useful portable application which lets you create bootable live USBs from ISOs. By using this application, you can simply boot from USB rather than mounting the image on CDs or DVDs and booting from them. UNetbootin is available for both Windows and Linux. However, the windows version is said to work better.

Creating Live USB:

  • Run UNetbootin.
  • Select the distribution from any source like Floppy/Harddisk Image (the ISO file).
  • Select target like USB.
  • Reboot.
  • Done.

Detail on complicated installations like frugal installations on harddrive and local machines can be read here.

UNetbootin supports huge list of distributions and also allows you to add more to it. A list of UNetbootin supported distributions is given below:

UNetbootin can also be used to load various system utilities, including: